TO SANTIAGO FOR THE DEAFBLIDNESS, THE CHALLENGE 2019
THE “CAMINO DE SANTIAGO” FOR THE DEAFBLINDNESS
The “Camino de Santiago” is the journey wich the pilgrims have travelled during a hundred years to arrive at Santiago de Compostela city, where the relics of the apostle “Santiago el Mayor” lie. The pilgrims do the route by different reasons: for devotion, desire to knowledge or by adventure.
The route of <> will be from 21 to 27 of June of 2019 and the target is to give visibility to deafblindness. It is an invitation for the deafblind people and their mediators, but also to family, volunteers and, in general to the linked community at the deafblindness. There are two options to realize the route: in an adapted bicycle or walking.
You will join us?
If you are a deafblindness people, families, volunteer or professional and you want to be a part of this adventure, do not hesitate to consult us.
If you want to participate in the challenge for deafblindness 2019, fill in the registration form and send it back, attaching the requested documentation.
“To Santiago for the Deafblindness 2019”
The inscriptions are now open.
01/04/2019- the FESOCE has all in progress for a new edition from “To Santiago for the Deafblindness” (2s4db), a challenge designed for the deafblind people which they like the outdoor activities. The propose of #DBChallenge2019 is full of news: release a new route, go over a stretch along the coast and will be celebrating the international day of the deafblindness, 27 of June, in Santiago.
To Santiago for the Deafblindness 21-27 of June 2019,
Will you accept the challenge?
What it consists the #DBCHALLENGE2019?
The main goal of this challenge is to offer to deafblind people the opportunity to realise the “Camino de Santiago”, it is an initiative of the European Deafblind Network (EDbN) and the Activities Outdoor Division of Deafblind International (DbI), with the support of the Federación Española de Sordoceguera (FESOCE) and Discamino.
The Challenge will take place in June 2019, coinciding with the international week for deafblindness. Each deafblind people who participate must be count with their habitual mediator. The organization provides a coordination team, as well as the planning of the accommodations along the trip.
The “Camino de Santiago” is the route used by the pilgrims to arrive to Santiago de Compostela, where the relics of the apostle “Santiago el Mayor” lie. The Challenge of this year is a section of the Portuguese way, the second route of pilgrimage with more affluence after the French way. This path is very comfortable for cycling because the incline is moderate in comparison with another Jacobean route.
The route will be among 21 and 27 of June (both included).
21 of June: Arrival to Vigo, we will be settled in the hostel.
22 of June: starts the Vigo-Santiago route.
26 of June: Arrival to Santiago
27 of June: Celebration the international day of the deafblindness. Depart to the origin city.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Deafblind people, their family and the professionals.
To receive more detailed information about the different stages of the route, inscriptions, conditions, etc…, do not hesitate to consult us.
With the information of Gronze
We will do the last five stages of the Portuguese way (we will start for the coast, in Vigo, and quickly we will connect with the main way) until arriving Santiago de Compostela.
NOTE: Both the numbering and the extension of the route stages may vary depending on the source consulted.
Stage 1 (stretch 9 of the Portuguese Way for the coast)
Vigo-Redondela – 16 km
The exit of Vigo will give us a pleasant surprise. The itinerary goes over the track of the “Traída das Aguas”, with woods and panoramic views over the estuary. Upon entering Redondela, our coastal route converges with the Portuguese central route, the great Jacobean route that comes from of Lisboa, Porto, and Tui, whence we will continue during the next days to Compostela.
Stage 2 (23 of the Central Portuguese Way)
Redondela-Pontevedra – 19.6 km
Short stage with a deeply urban character, but with sections really interesting. Today we will affront two ascents of 120 and 135 meters. Both are progressive and do not involve any difficulty, although the first is a bit more tough. After that, we will arrive at Pontevedra, the provincial capital, leveraging a beautiful path near the river.
Stage 3 (24 of the Central Portuguese Way)
Pontevedra-Caldas de Rei – 21.1 km
Short stage, easily and with a little slope. We will follow the axle of national road N-550 and we will continue ever for a comfortable paved route or for ground. More or less at 3 km of Pontevedra, we will have the option of following the route known as “Spiritual Variant”, which every day they win more adepts among the pilgrims. Today we will finish in Caldas de Reis, locality famous for his spa of thermal waters.
Stage 4 (25 of Central Portuguese Way)
Caldas de Reis-Padrón – 18.6 km
Today maybe will be the stage with the more interesting landscape of the Galician section of the Portuguese way that runs along the side of the Valga river until Padrón. Same as yesterday, we will follow the axle of national road N-550; but today, the incline, although moderate, will be more frequent. Padrón, is famous for its peppers, and is a locality of high cultural interesting too.
Stage 5 (26 of Portuguese Way)
This is the last stage of Portuguese way, this road pass mainly on pavement and in urban areas, following, how not, the national road N-550, which today we will go across until four times.
In relation to incline, it is important to make mention the moderate and the progressive ascend to Agro dos Monteiros in O Milladoiro, and you will finally arrive to the suburbs of Santiago that lead us through a labyrinth of streets to the Cathedral of Santiago.
In the cultural sphere, a part of Santiago with their awesome cathedral, is important highlight the beautiful collegiate of Iria Flavia, which was the first cathedral in Galicia; in their grove, under an olive, we find the modest tomb of Camilo José Cela.
You can find additional touristic information about the stages of the way and their numerous attractions at the following links:
TO SANTIAGO FOR DEAFBLINDNESS
2nd-8th July 2018. Do you face the challenge?
WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE FOR DEAFBLINDNESS ABOUT?
The main goal of To Santiago for Deafblindness, The Challenge, is to offer people with deafblindness in Europe the possibility to take the route of the Camino de Santiago. It is an initiative of the European Network of deafblindness (EDbN) and the Activities outdoor section of Deafblind International (DbI), with the support of the Spanish Federation of Deafblindness (FESOCE).
The Challenge will take place in July 2018. Each deafblind participant must have the support of their usual intervener/guide/assistant. The organization provides a coordination team and trip planning: tickets, accommodation, etc.
The Camino de Santiago is the route used by pilgrims to reach Santiago de Compostela, where the relics of St. James the Greater lie. The proposed route is a stretch of the French Way, the most important focus of pilgrimages and World Heritage Site since 1993. It is a route of outstanding natural and remarkable historical and cultural beauty.
Those pilgrims who finish the route successfully will have the Compostela, which is the certificate issued by the ecclesiastical authorities once they have verified that you have gone over at least the last 100 kilometers on foot, or 200 km if you go biking. This can be achieved if you start the route in Sarria.
The tour will take place between the 2nd and the 8th of July (both included).
02/07/2018: arrival in Sarria, we settle down in the accommodation provided.
03/07/2018: start of the Sarria-Santiago route.
07/07/2018: arrival in Santiago and collection of the Compostela. Visit to the Santiago Cathedral.
08/07/2018: return home.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Deafblind people, their relatives, professionals and entities related to this condition.
The closest airport to Sarria is the one of Santiago de Compostela. There is a bus from the airport to Lugo, with 5-7 daily departures and the journey takes 2 hours. In Lugo, there is another bus which goes to Sarria (this journey takes 35 minutes) with departures every hour. It’s also possible to take a taxi.
For those participants who cannot find any means of transport between their home town and Santiago/Sarria, check the airline’s connections from Barcelona, Madrid or Bilbao.
For more detailed information on the stages of the route, registration, conditions, etc., please send us an email
Credit: Jess Bowen